On 29th June, Roads Minister Baroness Vere announced that mandatory MOT testing will be reintroduced from 1st August 2020 as coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions are gradually being lifted.
Earlier this year the Department for Transport (DfT) said that owners of cars, motorbikes and vans were to be given a temporary 6-month exemption from MOT tests from 30th March as part of efforts during the pandemic to support the essential travel requirements of key workers.
However, now that dealerships and garages are mostly open, it is essential for drivers to ensure that their vehicle is MOT tested to ensure that parts (such as tyres, seatbelts, airbags, brakes, lights and exhausts) are in proper working order and meet legal requirements for roadworthiness.
If drivers feel vulnerable or are self-isolating, they should ask about Collection & Delivery of their vehicle from their home (or preferred address) when booking an MOT test, so that we can help reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) for them with our thorough hygiene and social distancing measures.
To read more about these measures see our Back to Business update